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Monica Karnes

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. "
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About Monica

When I started dating Tom in high school he was already working at the agency and soon travel quickly became a big part of our relationship.

At the heart of why I love this industry is that Travel is a great means to connect with family.  Whether you are traveling with family or visiting them domestically/Internationally there is nothing that creates a stronger bond and greater understanding of family than travel!  My favorite travel experience is the journey to Rodi, Italy, a coastal village on the Adriatic Sea.  Being removed from the touristy and commercialism really made it an adventure but knowing that it was the town my grandfather was born in made it spiritual.  Being welcomed by family we never met or even previously spoke to stirred so many feelings.   Words just can’t properly describe an event like that. 

The Greek Islands are next on my list, the unique beauty, food and culture are all very appealing to me. Knowing that the companies we work with will handle all the details that will allow me to fully immerse myself into the journey is the only way to travel.

The true definition of a good agency isn’t based on how good my own vacations are but more importantly  how GREAT the vacations of our customers are.  Our goal is simple, to provide you with the value and service that will bring you back to book your next vacation with us. Stop in the office or contact me anytime to discuss any questions you may have about working with a travel professional! 

Top Three Travel Experiences

Rodi, Italy

My favorite travel experience is the journey to Rodi, Italy, a coastal village on the Adriatic Sea.  Being removed from the touristy and commercialism really made it an adventure but knowing that it was the town my grandfather was born in made it spiritual.

Negril, Jamaica

I spent my honeymoon on 7 Mile Beach which was great!, but returning 25 years later for my anniversary was epic! We stayed at the Azul Sensatori in Negril!

Mill Valley, California

The vibe and the scenery of this part of the country is so chill. I wish I could bottle the feeling to I can breathe it in on some of those tough days.

Testimonials

We spent our 26th anniversary at the El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico and it completely exceeded our expectations! Being in the culinary business we were amazed with the presentation and quality of the food! Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resorts are an absolute must for foodies. The service from the staff was also perfect! Thank you again Tom and Monica Karnes and Jodi Minorini - we couldn't have done it without you!

Matt & Annette Flynn

We just wanted to thank Monica, Tom, and the rest of the LaMacchia Travel team for helping us plan our destination wedding to Riviera Maya. Our wedding day turned out better than we could have ever dreamed of and the trip will be a lasting memory for everyone. We can’t wait to plan our next trip with LaMacchia Travel!

Chad & Tiffany Gresch

Tom, Monica and the rest of the outstanding LaMacchia Travel staff went above and beyond for our destination wedding of our dreams! They took care of every detail and made sure every guest was taken care of from start to finish. We could not be any more happy with how everything turned out and will be sure to reccomend LaMacchia Travel for any vacation for years to come!

Ben & Emily Bruno